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Floral Clock with a Twist

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Project by luv2learn posted 09-27-2012 01:15 AM 1391 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently posted one of these “floral clocks” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71262 but I really wasn’t satisfied with the “Flat” look of the finished fretwork (see photo 2). I remade the clock but this time I eased the edges of the fretwork with my Dremel tool and a #134 carving bit. The end result, in my opinion, is a more refined look. In fact, I think I might just make this a standard procedure with some of the more open fretwork projects I might choose in the future.

This clock is made from maple (fretwork) and oak (base and top) and is finished with three coats of high gloss lacquer. I did not line the case on this one like I did with the other one.

Well, that’s all folks!! Thanks for looking.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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Ted

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 01:25 AM

I like ‘em both! :) On the origina (flat look) is there a back on it, causing it to look darker? I think that’s what makes the most visual difference… the new style looks lighter and more airy.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 01:58 AM

Thanks for your input Ted. I lined the original clock case with walnut that is why it looks darker.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 02:01 AM

Very fine work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 02:49 AM

The fretwork is awesome as is the time piece…..where did you find it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 03:06 AM

A very nice piece. Great job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 06:40 AM

I have made this clock. I like the extra touch you added.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 09-27-2012 01:12 PM

Some nice frettin goin on there. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 09-27-2012 06:49 PM

To Dusty56, I ordered the clock insert from klockit Thanks to the rest of you LJs for the kind words.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 09-28-2012 01:58 AM

Thank you , and keep making those beauties : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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